Unfocused focus

Some days when I sit down to write this blog I have to really scrape to come up with a topic. Other days there is so much to write about that the problem is choosing and limiting the blog’s topic scope. Then there are days like today, which seems to be a witch’s sour mash … Continue reading Unfocused focus

Beastmaster blues

A recent WoW dps chart — always guaranteed to provoke both whining and strutting among the numbers-obsessed — was bad news for BM hunters. Basically, with performances aggregated over time since Battle of Dazar’alor went live, BM hunters are at the bottom of the chart. The bottom. The worst. The spec stinkers of WoW. Worse … Continue reading Beastmaster blues

Dipping a toe into Battle of Dazar’alor

Last night our raid team ventured into the new raid, Battle of Dazar’alor. Early in a new raid tier our method is to do normal on Tuesdays and heroic progression on Thursdays. When the gear from normal becomes irrelevant to most of the raid, we switch to heroic on both nights. So last night was … Continue reading Dipping a toe into Battle of Dazar’alor

Whither World of Warcraft?

whither INTERROGATIVE ADVERB literary, archaic 1 To what place or state. ‘whither are we bound?’ ‘they asked people whither they would emigrate’ 1.1 What is the likely future of. ‘whither modern architecture?’ I admit I am something of a logophile. Some words just make me happy when I can use them. Whither is one of those. It … Continue reading Whither World of Warcraft?

DC’ed from inspiration

This is just one of those days when I have absolutely zero idea of a decent topic to write on. It happens. Thus, here are a series of disconnected thoughts, in no particular order. — For a chuckle, check out this clever post by long-time blogger Elkagorasa the Casual. If you have ever done M+ … Continue reading DC’ed from inspiration

The demise of casual guilds

Last night, as I was interviewing a prospective guild recruit, it struck me that I was almost desperate for this person to like and join our guild, especially since they were a raider. It wouldn’t have done to let it show, but nevertheless I recognized the attitude was there. WTF? We are a Day One … Continue reading The demise of casual guilds

Remember fun?

Last night our guild resumed its regular raid night, after a nice long holiday break. We pretty much romped through heroic Uldir, with only a couple of wipes each at Zul and G’huun. We were short a couple of our core raiders, so some others had to fill in on cc and orb duties, and … Continue reading Remember fun?